Winfield Scott Wilson Jr., 79, originally of Philadelphia, Penn., and lately of Dawsonville, died Sept. 4, 2016.
After attending Lehigh University, Win graduated from Villanova University. He served four years in the U.S. Navy.
He was retired from Lockheed Martin, where he worked in several different divisions in the United States and in London, England.
Win was known for his dry wit and for being a proponent of comfort. Having traveled a good bit in his life, he was content to retire to a secluded spot in the north Georgia mountains, where he had the pleasure of designing and building his own retirement home and where he spent many hours appreciating the beauty of his natural surroundings.
He had a talent for using natural materials in a creative way.
He enjoyed a good book, a good wine, classical music and a roaring fire.
His daughter, Susannah Leigh Wilson; and his parents, Winfield Scott Wilson and Helen Herms Wilson, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Glorianna; son and daughter-in-law, Winfield III and Charity; grandchildren, Shea, Carlie, Leah and Winfield IV; aunt, Marcella Bell; cousin, Debbie Misher; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law , Carol Pierannunzi, Rebecca and Jon Harkins, Holly Hutcheson; niece, Christine Mashburn-Paul, Anna Rose Hutcheson, Jennifer Harkins; nephew, John Hutcheson III; various other relatives also survive.
To celebrate Win's life, a gathering of family and friends will be held at his home later in the fall.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.